How to treat skin rupture caused by thumb sucking in infants

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Babies suck their thumbs to comfort or entertain themselves. Your baby's delicate skin turns red and cracks after constantly sucking his thumb. Several family therapies may help alleviate the irritation associated with this habit. After treating his skin, you may want to start studying preventive measures to ensure that he does not suffer from frequent skin ruptures. Although many methods seem safe, consult a pediatrician as a precaution before starting treatment.

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Your baby's skin will dry up due to excessive thumb sucking. (Picture: Beauty inoddplaces/iStock/Getty Images)

exfoliation

Use oatmeal as a natural exfoliator to remove dead skin on hands. Oatmeal is a mild drug that helps heal and soothe the dry skin of babies. Before you prepare him for a bath, prepare your oat exfoliator. Put a cup of ordinary old-fashioned oats in the mixer and grind them into fine powder. Rub your hands gently with oatmeal powder to remove flaky skin. As usual, bathe him, thoroughly dry his skin, and immediately apply a moisturizer to his hands and body.

Moisturizer may be as simple as turning over the cupboard to treat your baby's irritated thumbs and fingers. Fats you use to cook, such as butter, avocado oil and olive oil, are very moisturizing to the skin. When your baby is asleep, wipe her hands with a small fraction of the fat. In this way, she is unlikely to lick it off immediately. To increase protection, put her hand on baby gloves and let the moisturizer sink. Because butter and butter are edible, if she puts her thumb back in her mouth, you don't have to worry that she will lick harmful substances. In addition, she may not like the taste, which prevents her from sucking her thumb.

Other options are to keep the skin thoroughly moist, which is a key step in the treatment of cracks and dryness caused by thumb sucking. Your local pharmacy or grocery store offers a variety of baby lotions. Baby Lotion is a gentle formulation specially designed for your baby's delicate skin. Lotions especially designed for babies are very important because they are non-toxic to babies. Some baby lotions also include sunscreen to prevent further sun stimulation.

Preventing her from sucking her thumb can stop the pain before the thumb and finger start to ache. Placing a bitter liquid on her nail bed may prevent her from putting her thumb in her mouth. These types of droplets can be bought at your local supermarket counter, or you can consult a pharmacist about droplets designed for babies. Usually these liquids have an unpleasant taste, such as bitter apples, and your baby will find it unpopular. If you decide to use droplet prevention, make sure you thoroughly treat dry, cracked skin before. Applying bitter liquid to an open wound may further irritate her fragile skin.

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